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The Environment Agency Manager for Herefordshire and Worcestershire Dave Throup has said that the River Severn at Shropshire has peaked at Crew Green with a peak in Shrewsbury and Ironbridge later today.
National Rail and First Great Western rail services are reporting line problems in the south west between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple as well as between Liskeard and Looe due to flooding.
The Environment Agency has issued 98 flood warnings across England and Wales, which urges residents to take immediate action towards warnings, and a further 193 less severe flood alerts.
A family had to be rescued from their holiday cottage in Gloucestershire after being stranded for more than a week.
Eight adults, four children and a dog were rescued on Saturday from the cottage which had become isolated after the Environment Agency closed a flood gate, separating the home from the rest of the village.
The family spent the week inside playing board games.
There are 210 flood alerts (where flooding is possible) and 93 flood warnings (where flooding is expected) in place as heavy rain continues to batter Britain.
Flood barriers were raised by the Environment Agency in Hereford for the first time last night.
The Environment Agency currently has the following flood warnings and alerts for the UK:
87 flood warnings (where flooding is expected)
207 flood alerts (where flooding is possible)
New Year's Day racing at Cheltenham Racecourse has been cancelled following wet weather.
Anyone who has booked tickets in advance will receive a full refund, the racecourse has announced.
Communities in Cornwall worst affected by this year's flooding have been urged to make use of "a direct hotline to Government" to help prevent future disasters.
Floodplains were saturated and roads became impassable, while sections of Britain's public transport network ground to a halt in the county.
Tory MP Sheryll Murray, whose South East Cornwall constituency was badly affected by the flooding, has been in contact with Environment Minister Richard Benyon and is determined to pass on residents' concerns and suggestions in an effort to avoid future devastation.
Asked if that meant she had a direct hotline to the heart of Government, the Conservative MP said: "Yes it certainly is, the minister does take notice of what all members of Parliament say to him. He is a very, very caring, committed minister who looks for a solution."
Some residents have returned to their homes in Ystalyfera in the Upper Swansea Valley after a landslide just days before Christmas. Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council is still advising people who live there to stay away.
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Farmers unable to get winter crops in the ground because their land is waterlogged have told shoppers to expect rising food prices in 2013.
Hundreds of flood warnings are in place across England and Wales, with Scotland warned to prepare for heavy rain.